Subdomain is a domain which is a part of a larger domain. For example, 'sub.example.com' is subdomain of 'example.com' domain.

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Can a subdomain interfere with the ranking of a root domain?

We have recently added a free subdomain for SEO purposes. We are getting a high position in searches, but the problem is Google is not showing our main website in some of our keywords any more. I ...
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Server does not lookup www or other subdomains

I have some problems, and I think that it's related to DNS Records. I can't open my website by www. or access any sub-domain. These are my DNS settings: example.de. 14400 IN A **.***.**...
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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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how can we avoid showing content of subdomain

I have create a sub domain like images.domain.com. accessing it via browser it is listing the content at sub domain. like Index of / content1/ content2/ content3/ I dont want to ...
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Sub-Domain Redirect Loop .htacess

OK so i am getting a redirect loop on subdomains only and i dont see the whats creating the loop This is a WordPress Multi-Site sub-domain installation and All plugins are disabled everything on the ...
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My subdomains point to another website

While testing some stuff on one of my subdomains I noticed it was pointing to another website. Unfortunately this is happening with all my subdomains. To give out an example, let's say I have the ...
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Redirect subdomain to folder without changing the URL

I'm trying to achieve masking subdomains to folders using .htaccess UPDATE for the sake of clarity: I Would like the user to enter the url: subdomain.example.com and stay in the same url while ...
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Prepend city name in domain

I'm interested in creating a website that will have a city name as a prepended word for each city it is launched in, like craigslist.com does. Is that possible to do without buying a new domain for ...
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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?

I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? All subdomains that share a same sitemap at base domain (example....
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When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same server?...
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In apache, how to map site.example.com to example.com/site

I'm sure there is documentation for how to do this, but I don't know what it's called so I don't even know how to start searching. On my webserver, example.com, i have a site called site. It's ...
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Why can't I redirect www to non-www on my addon domain?

I have a domain example.com in which I'm doing this to redirect all my traffic from www version to non-www: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.+)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [...
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How can I add 'sub1.sub2.domain.com' to my GoDaddy hosting account?

I'm using GoDaddy's Ultimate hosting plan, and I'd like to know how to add sub.sub domain to it. For example, I want to create a site as es.n.domain.com. However, GoDaddy tells me when I add the dot ...
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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for subdomains in USA

I have a site which has two sub domains. One is forum and another is listing site. The main site has privacy policy. Do I need to have separate privacy policy and term & conditions page for each ...
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How to make subdomain and root domain the same?

If you google "banana republic" you get the result below that shows both bananarepublic.com and bananarepublic.gap.com Both sites seem to be identical. Does anybody know how to accomplish this? I ...
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How do aliases or redirects work?

Is it possible that I set-up a redirect of my store which is located at www.xyz.com/store to store.xyz.com . Do i have to buy a new domain name or is there any other way.
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Github Pages subdomain on own website

I currently have set up Github Pages so that my main domain (eg. www.example.com) shows my username.github.io page, by adding a CNAME file with the content: "www.example.com". Now, for another ...
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Redirecting domain to subfolder, one hosting account, avoid redirect loop. masking?

I have two domains (here are the actual domain names for simplicity): snapstarr.com fuselog.net I have one hosting account with GoDaddy, for the two domains. the primary domain is snapstarr.com. I ...
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Can a WAP site go on a subdomain or does it need a new domain?

We planning to launch a mobile WAP site to our exiting customer lead tracking website. Is it necessary to buy a WAP domain or can we create a subdomain for our existing domain like wap.example.com?
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Splitting a Website in two sub domains by business activity

Hello I am currently working on a website for a company that so far have been manufacturing yarns, however currently they started making towel products and they wanted to somehow differentiate it. So ...
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How to setup structure of a site with multiple sections with different language requirements section wise

I need to know the best way to setup structure for a site having multiple sections (Articles & Property) with each section having different language requirements. 1) Article section: It ...
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URLs which begin “www2”

I was sent a link recently http://www2.biotech.wisc.edu/ I've occasionally noticed this appear in some web addresses, where does the "2" come from? Does it mean anything? How would I go about getting ...
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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subfolder vs subdomain for different languages

I'm making my old website multi-language. I'm designing it from scratch I was wondering which one is better seo wise. using different subdomains for each language or using subfolders: http://www....
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.htaccess rewrite rules not working

I need to redirect multiple subdomains to a single subdomain (www) and have found what seems to be a really good guide exactly on point: http://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection This is the rule Moz is ...
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Two Companies, One Site, Big Problems

I am working with a company that has two company identities, however they have used 1 root domain. In addition, the content for both sites are almost identical (working on separating and fixing this)....
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Redirect subdomain to www

I created a subdomain in cPanel and set it to redirect to the www version of my site. The redirecting works insofar as redirecting subdomain.example.com to www.example.com. But when a visitor ...
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Point my one of my subdomain to my another website

I have a website say somesite.com which i want to be accessible via some.mainsite.com. I want it to be transparent for the visitors, so that they never know it is coming from somesite.com I welcome ...
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How to link subdomains to main domain to get SEO benefit

How can I link subdomains to my main domain to get the SEO benefit? I've seen examples using all sorts of clever redirects and PHP where you get the subdomain's content on the main site...but what I ...
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CNAME redirect not working

After reading: CNAME for subdomain does not work - 404 Error Redirecting an entire domain to another in one CNAME record [duplicate] I am facing some problems when trying to redirect a subdomain ...
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Will sub-domain errors effect parent domain SEO?

I have a sub-domain which has many errors like duplicate titles, description, 404 errors, ... but the parent domain is working perfectly. I want to know if the sub-domain errors effects the parent ...
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IIS 7.5 and 404 error with non-www domain but no subdomain

We keep getting 404s on our domain when it is example.com but not www.example.com. I tried to redirect using the IIS rules with URL Rewrite but it throws an error for www.example.com as well. The ...
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how sub domain can effect traffic of root domain [duplicate]

we have root domain of a university and every college of university has its own sub domain, just want to know how these domain can effect the traffic of the root domain, recently we did a web audit, ...
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Best way to replace/publish the restructured website in SEO friendly manner

I had a website which contains several subdomains. http://sub1.example.com/stories/23/job-done.html http://sub2.example.com/stories/23/job-done.html At present I decided to restructure my website ...
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Can I point a limited number of subdomains to a subdirectory using DNS?

I have taken my domain Freenom.com (a domain provider) and hosted it on Sixserve.com (a hosting service). The problem is that this hosting service allows only 3 sub-domains for per hosting plan, and I ...
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Accessing subdomain redirects to main domain

I have primary domain (https://example.com) and subdomain (http://subdomain.example.com). I have domain-level SSL certificate installed for primary domain (TLD). And I want access my subdomain via ...
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Subdomain of subdomain? How is it possible?

I saw a subdomain of a subdomain:  meta.unix.stackexchange.com How is it possible? Because in hosting/dns providers I only can configure subdomains, not subdomains of subdomains, i.e.: subdomain....
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Can I brand a subdomain as a separate project?

I've a very interesting domain: ink. I have a project ready to launch on that. However ink.can be mutated into l.ink., a subdomain for an unrelated project. So main domain and subdomain would be ...
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Tracking subdomains in Google Analytics

I set up a subdomain and Google Analytics is showing traffic for the subdomain. However, going into Content section, GA is not showing pageviews of the pages of the subdomain. Instead, GA lumps all ...
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Unknown subdomains pointing to my domain name

About 6 months ago I purchased the domain name example.net. Today I was trying to go to my control panel at example.net/cpanel but accidentally went to cpanel.example.net. I found a completely ...
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Incorrect subdomain of staging site showing up in Google SERP

I have a staging site where we do our work and show to clients. The site was created before I started and it wasn't set up with a disallow / in robots.txt or a meta no-index before it was created, so ...
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When should I add a subdomain to my website?

I'm working on the correction of a website. To keep it simple I added a subdomain to it and use it to install the template I was working on. Now - after fininshing the work, I'm thinking about keeping ...
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Should I use a subdomain or subdirectory for a Q & A forum section of a site?

I run a coupons and deals website in a niche market, and I'm in the process of adding a questions and answers section to it. Based on my research, I found popular websites that use either ...
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Moving from Subdirectory to Subdomain structure

I have a website (powered by Rails/Postgres and nginx) where I had setup a blog and a coupons section as: http://examplecom/blog/ http://example.com/coupons/ Blog is powered by wordpress and ...
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Multiple Wordpress installs on subdomains affecting SEO?

I am working on a website for a photography business in town and was asked to do something I'd never considered before. The company wants a basic webpage for it's "general" business -- example.com, ...
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How do I host my community as a subdirectory rather than subdomain?

I want to harness the SEO benefits of having my community portal sitting as a folder of my main domain, rather than as a subdomain. A lot of the content that is naturally generated is relevant to my ...
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How To Properly Setup Google Analytics For Our Subdomain

Currently our main website is served without SSL at http://example.com. Our shop is served on a subdomain via at https://store.example.com. Our main site uses the traditional Google Analytics code: ...
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SEO link transfer from example.com to example.group.com.au

I have a group of 3 businesses currently managed through 3 separate domains call it example1.com.au, example2.com.au and example3.com.au. The business wants to move to the following structure: ...
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How are web applications like Tumblr, WordPress.com and Blogspot able to create subdomains for users so fast?

I am curious as to how web-applications are able to create sub-domains instantly for new users, for example, newuser.wordpress.com, or example.blogspot.com. If I need to create a new subdomain for a ...
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Canonicalization effect on SERP

I have an established website with 1000's of links and good SERP for many of my pages. My Google Webmasters is now asking to solve an issue which is canonicalization. I prefer www.example.com and know ...